By Lian Cheng
KUCHING, May 18: The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) placed a total of 635 longhouses under lockdown between January to May 11, 2021.
As of today, lockdown has been lifted from 533 longhouses with the remaining 102 longhouses currently still in lockdown.
SDMC chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas who revealed this said despite more than one year of fighting the spread of Covid-19 everyday, SDMC has never given up or lost its faith in Sarawakians.
“Sarawakians have done it before. We managed to contain the first few waves until last Christmas. Despite so, I believe Sarawakians can do again.
“Please continue to adhere strictly to SOP (standard operating procedures) set down by SDMC. Let us continue to be alert and vigilant.
“Let us fight this Covid-19 together again, like last year and bring back all the districts to green zone,” Uggah told DayakDaily.
Meanwhile, according to a statement by SDMC today, two blocks of workers’ quarters in Kemena, three flats in Bintulu, one village and eight longhouses have been placed under lockdown.
The workers’ quarters which have been placed under restricted movement from May 15 to 28 are Block C and D of Shin Yang Workers’ Quarters situated at Kemena Industrial Estate.
The same restriction is being implemented on Block O of Sungai Plan Flat, Bintulu for the same period of time.
Similarly, Block F and O of PPR Bandaria Park in Bintulu are under lockdown from May 16 to 29.
Eight longhouses including Rumah Ado, Sungai Kakus of Tatau; Rumah Roselind Sanggau, Sungai Lanying, Sebauh; Rumah Ason of Sebauh, Rumah Anau of Betong, Rumah Daniel of Betong, Rumah Bantan of Betong, Rumah Empaling of Betong and Kampung Hulu of Betong are facing the same fate but for different periods of time. — DayakDaily